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10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Isle of Palms County ParkDogs are allowed at the beach park and must be on a leash at all times.
Kiawah Beachwalker ParkDogs must be leashed at all times within Kiawah Beachwalker Park. The Town of Kiawah Ordinance identifies specific regulations for areas outside of the park: View Town of Kiawah Pet Regulations
In addition to boat landing rules, please follow all South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Boating Regulations and the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission Rules & Regulations that govern all parks, facilities, and activities.
If a structural or maintenance-related issue arises that warrants attention, please call 843-795-BOAT (2628) or email Park & Program Services.
When choosing a boat landing, please be aware that the following boat landings generally have the highest traffic volume, especially on weekends and holidays:
The following boat landings are not used as frequently as those listed above:
America's Waterway Watch, a combined effort of the Coast Guard and its Reserve and Auxiliary components, enlists the active participation of those who live, work, or play around America's waterfront areas.To report suspicious activity, please call the National Response Center at 877-249-2824. If there is immediate danger to life or property, Call 9-1-1, or call the Coast Guard on Marine Channel 16.
Don't forget that the Cooper River Marina ships' store is there for all of your boating needs, clean restrooms, and cold beverages. Conveniently located two miles north of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge and 15 minutes from historic downtown Charleston, the Cooper River Marina is a great facility for recreational and transient boaters.
If you or your group are interested in helping to keep clean the "doorways to our waterways," please consider adopting a boat landing. By adopting a landing and helping us keep it clean, you will be protecting families and wildlife, not only near the boat landing, but throughout the area’s marshes and beaches. Apart from the satisfaction of knowing you are protecting families, sea turtles, dolphins, seabirds, and others by making your landing clean and safe, your group will complete a worthwhile project as a team in a beautiful location. Your stewardship efforts will be recognized on a sign at the landing and on our website.
In an effort to keep the boat landings clean and safe for both humans and wildlife, we encourage a pack it in, pack it out program that to reduce impacts during their visit by remembering that what is brought to the boat landing should be removed from the boat landing at the end of each visit. Pack it in, pack it out is part of the Seven Principles of the Leave No Trace program. The principles provide guidance to enjoy our natural world in a sustainable way that avoids human-created impacts.
Golf carts are not permitted on park trails, paved or unpaved. Campers with golf carts are not permitted to drive their golf carts into the overflow or primitive areas.
Full payment is due at the time the reservation is made. Reservations are not accepted online. Please call 843-795-4386.
Full payment is due within 30 days of making a reservation. If a reservation is made within 30 days of check-in, full payment is due immediately. Reservations are not accepted online. Please call 843-795-4386.
Except for group reservations, cancellations made more than 14 days prior to the start of your reservation will incur a cancellation fee of $10. Cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the start of your reservation incur a $10 cancellation fee and the loss of one night's fee.
Group leaders must cancel individual group sites two weeks prior to arrival in order to receive a refund. In order to cancel an entire group reservation, written notice of the cancellation must be received from the group leader at least 30 days prior to check-in to receive a refund.
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare 2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces3. Dispose of Waste Properly 4. Leave What You Find 5. Minimize Campfire Impacts 6. Respect Wildlife 7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more detailed information, visit The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics
In order to participate in a CCPRC water-based skills class or trip, each participant must satisfy the following essential eligibility criteria:
Top Roping is where the rope is already set up on the wall for you. The climber and belayer attach to opposite ends of the rope, and the climber ascends the wall, while the partner pulls up slack in the rope through a belay device.
Lead Climbing is a more advanced form of climbing and one that is commonly seen when climbing outside. In lead climbing, the climber brings their rope up the wall with them as they climb, clipping into the carabiners attached to the wall. Lead climbing requires advanced training, and a well-developed climbing ability (5.9 or above) to be comfortable leading.
We also offer a variety of pass options for those interested. More information on Climbing Wall Passes...
Not necessarily. We have 12 auto-belays at the wall. If you want to top rope or lead climb, you will need to come with a partner who has passed one of our belay tests.
Many of our climbers use our Facebook page to announce their need for climbing partners and to coordinate climbing times. The climbing networking site ClimbFind is also an excellent resource for finding partners. You may also put up a notice on the bulletin board at The Climbing Wall.
Please note that anyone under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian, so if you are bringing along nieces, nephews or friends of your children, you will need to have them sign one ahead of time for you to bring with you to the Wall. Climbing Wall Waiver...
That said, there are real safety concerns that come with any vertical sport, and it is important to receive proper instruction on belaying before you get yourself into a dangerous situation.
Anytime you are in doubt, please ASK our staff - they love to offer (frequently unsolicited) advice for any situation. Safety Tips...
A leashed pet is not likely to:
A limited number of rental and demo kayaks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for $75 for three days. Package includes boat, neoprene or nylon spray skirt, and paddle. We encourage you to bring your personal PFD, but we'll have extras should you need one. Transportation to and from each venue will be provided by staff. Please contact Joshua Hall by email if you need rental equipment.
Yes! We have courses for all skill levels. Charleston Harbor and surrounding rivers provide protected paddling options even when the conditions are up.
No worries. Feel free to email Josh Hall, our Outdoor Program Manager, and he will set you on the right path.
Absolutely. The whole point of this format is to give individual attention that matches your need for challenge and development. Staff will work with you throughout the symposium and make suggestions on what group will give you the most opportunity for learning and growth at your pace.
Yes! Bring your non-paddling family and friends, and make a vacation out of it. Charleston has so much to offer.
If you are participating in any full-day courses, you will want to bring your lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.
All of it! Expect any and all weather conditions. Bring a variety of paddling clothes, and you’ll be a happy paddler.
When completing an application through our online application submission process, you may upload your resume before submitting, or you can email it to email@example.com.
From Folly Road (SC 171), turn right onto one of these roads: Camp Road, George L. Griffith Boulevard, or Grimball Road. Then, turn right onto Riverland Drive, and then make a final left turn into the festival.
The park is at 871 Riverland Drive.
The majority of vehicles traditionally come from other roads, so to decrease your travel time we suggest taking these different routes.
Groups of 15+ are asked to call James Island County Park at 843-406-6990 for a reservation. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
During this busy time of year, Charleston County Parks would like the public to know of alternate routes to the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park:
While online, you can click the "Create New Account" link. Fill in the necessary information, including the selection of a Main Contact. You can add members of your family to the account by clicking the "Add Account Member" button. You will not be able to assign your correct residency status when creating a new account. You will be charged the Non-County Resident rate at the time of registration. Our staff review all registrations and will refund your credit card the difference between CCR and NCR fees if you are a Charleston County Resident. When you log in and register the next time, you will be charged the appropriate fees for your residency. Charleston County residents pay discounted fees due to contributions to the local tax base. Account members must be part of the same immediate family and all financially responsible to the main account contact. Adult individuals who share a common address but are financially independent need their own separate accounts. Friends or relatives without internet access can register by phone, fax, walk-in or mail-in. When you’ve added everyone in your family and filled in all the necessary fields, click the "Submit" button. Your information will be submitted to us. You may then proceed with your transaction.There is only one Family Password that is shared by your family members. Any family member can sign in and register other family members. The Individual ID used to sign in does not have to be the person that is being registered. You must have an account to register for courses, purchase membership passes, or purchase event tickets. Unlike retail ecommerce sites, we need to know who you are so that you can be notified if there are changes to your program or membership, and also to be certain that the course into which you register is appropriate for your or your child's age. GOnline
Gift certificates are not valid payment for GOnline transactions. They can only be redeemed in person. Refund/Cancellation Policies...
When you become our customer, we collect only the information you provide us to start your account. If you supply us with your email address, you may receive periodic emails from us with information on upcoming similar programs and services. If you choose not to receive emails from us, you will not receive Receipts or Confirmations.
The registration fee includes the entire forum and meals. (Tuesday evening is dinner on your own). For accommodations and pricing...
- June in Charleston is very warm month. Temperature averages will range from 85-90 degrees in the day and nighttime between 65-70 degrees. In the Lowcountry we do have occasional afternoon thunderstorm due to high humidity, so we encourage you to bring a rain jacket.
- We will be active, so you will need to bring good quality walking shoes/sneakers.
- You will be staying in the heart of downtown Charleston. We have arranged time for you to see and enjoy the sights of this beautiful and historic city.
- Dining downtown ranges from very small unique restaurants to world class cuisine, however, many high-end restaurants are flexible with dress as to welcome people from all over the world.
- Our forum is designed to be fun and casual dress is appropriate for all forum activities. Feel free to put your toes in the sand!
Competitions are usually one-day events held on weekends. Past competitions for our Mid-Atlantic Region have been in Charlotte, NC; Raleigh, NC; Lynchburg, VA; Richmond, VA; and right here in Charleston. More information on competition formats...